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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Great H » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:45 pm

Your kids are cute as in those T's!
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Freaky is good (according to Bret!), but you've piqued my curiosity and now I really want to know what your number plate says!
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Nancy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:49 am

My gosh, gibbs, those are some adorable kids! They could be the next George and Brad! (Clooney and Pitt)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby LauraK » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:42 am

It looks sort of WTF-ey... :D

Those boys are gorgeous! And they have wonderful taste...must get it from Mum, eh? :)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby gibbsrus » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:56 am

BUSTED!!! :D

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I got them with my new car, which was all part of my new 'image' thing as an 'independent woman'.... getting over the divorce thing :) My mother was MORTIFIED!!! She was very concerned that I would be seen as offensive..... Now, it is good.... I just tell people I am a big conchord fan!! :D
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby LauraK » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:22 pm

:thumb:

So wait...that's a vanity plate and you're saying whattheflip? :) That's pretty awesome. 8)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Venus » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:08 pm

Yep, that's the scene, nonch. :lol: Love it!

gibbsrus wrote:When I watched the trailer for the first time yesterday, it was at about 7,000 views...... it's at 80,000 now!!! Is that just us watching it over and over????


Possibly. :worry: It has also been given a boost by being posted on quite a few movie/entertainment sites and even FOTC posted it on FB & Twitter. :)

Aww, your boys are incredibly cute, gibbs! Congrats to your boys on scoring crew tees. :thumb:

Haha, your licence plate is awesome! :clap: How nice of you to let everyone know about your membership of WTF! ;)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Nancy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:29 pm

Outstanding! :lol:

Now, what was happening in Bret and Jemaine's lives in "78"? :hrm:
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Venus » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:18 pm

Just realised that the Berlinale ends today and the last screening of TLB was earlier today. It's been great reading positive reviews of the film online :)

YOU’RE IN FOR A ROUGH—and highly entertaining—ride with Two Little Boys, the Sarkies brothers’ first feature film together since Scarfies (1999).

It’s a darker, more subversive film than Scarfies but brings plenty of laughs along with it. Invercargill bogans Nige (Bret McKenzie) and Deano (Hamish Blake) are flatmates and best mates for life—or were, until Nige committed friendship infidelity with Gav (Maaka Pohatu) and got himself thrown out of the flat.

When dim, panicky Nige runs over a Scandinavian backpacker in the middle of the night and turns to his old mate for help, Deano leaps at the chance to win him back. Cue the obvious solution: drive away to the Catlins with big, saintly Gav in the backseat and a decaying, hacked-up body in the boot.

Nige becomes determined to pull away from Deano’s disastrous influence. Deano is equally determined to keep him there. Meanwhile, they just can’t seem to get rid of the body. Gav is cheerfully oblivious.

It’s the first feature film lead for each of the three main actors, who do a stellar job of it. The characters and dynamics are exaggerated, true, but there are some home truths about Kiwi masculinity and mateship lying in wait beneath. The pairing of spectacular South Island scenery—coast, waterfall, sheep spilling across golden paddocks—with the rough as guts plot works well in a similar way.

Robert Sarkies (director) didn’t make the film’s Berlin premiere but brother Duncan (writer) did. His explanation of the concept of “bogan” to a Berlin audience was priceless—“where did you get the idea for such funny characters?”—though might have been a sign not all the jokes made it through.

All up, if these are the films that help The Lord of The Rings fade from Europe’s first thoughts of New Zealand cinema, then I’m all in favour of it.

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This black comedy from New Zealand stars Bret McKenzie (FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS) and Hamish Taylor, popular Kiwi comedians. The film follows Nige and Deano's riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star. This film is DUMB AND DUMBER meets SHALLOW GRAVE and was such a dark, twisted romp of a film. I highly recommend and I hope it gets play in the States.

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Looking forward to whatever's in store for the film next. 8)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:08 am

Those reviews aren't bad at all! :D

This bit from the second one is especially promising and as it was written by a female critic from New Zealand, very intriguing... "It’s the first feature film lead for each of the three main actors, who do a stellar job of it. The characters and dynamics are exaggerated, true, but there are some home truths about Kiwi masculinity and mateship lying in wait beneath. The pairing of spectacular South Island scenery—coast, waterfall, sheep spilling across golden paddocks—with the rough as guts plot works well in a similar way."

Aw gibbs! I saw those little cuties on facebook! :heart: I'll bet they love those shirts! Are you going to let them see the movie? :lol: They can fight over who is Nige and who is Deano. :roll2:
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby gibbsrus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:09 am

Glad you approve!! :D I just wanted something different and it has been my 'thing' to wtf alot of things..... it kind of summed up everything at the time and 78, well, that would be my birthday :)

I really have to stop watching that trailer!!!! It's driving me insane!!! :D :D :D

I will let them see the movie when it's out on DVD so I can do my 'parental editing' (pause, skip and 'cover your eyes') :P They already fight over who is Bret and Jemaine, so I guess it will be the same!!! They have had that fight a few times in the supermarket and the littliest one, Ryan, usually wins by telling Liam that he's too big to be Bret and that he looks like an ogre that works in the library!!! :P

I must ask though.... Who on earth is Hamish Taylor??? Do they mean Hamish Blake.... and I think Hamish and Andy would get a REAL kick out of Hamish being mistaken for a kiwi!! :P

Just wondering..... have any of you watched any of Hamish and Andy's 'caravan of courage' movies?????

I think you would like them!! I love Hamish and Andy, but must admit that their Gap Year show was a little dissappointing :( Not their best stuff..... I think they were too nervous!!!
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Great H » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:56 am

Two Little Boys: Berlin Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake star in a screwball comedy who end up on the road trip of their lives.

The Bottom Line: A warped buddy movie from New Zealand

Fans of the delightfully dotty Flight of the Conchords are likely to react with bafflement to star Bret McKenzie’s first lead role in a feature film. It’s a screwball manslaughter comedy from New Zealand and, while the nuttier, surrealist elements beloved of Conchords devotees are present, the humor is sadly M.I.A.

Director Robert Sarkies’ off-key third feature, based on a screenplay by his brother Duncan, adapting his own 2009 novel, has McKenzie front and center as one half of a dysfunctional buddy pairing that puts the clueless characters of Dumb and Dumber in the shade. Local audiences will come out for the Sarkies brothers, who had a cult hit in New Zealand with Scarfies, but the uncertain tone of the film, which pitches wildly between tragic, antic and just plain grisly, is unlikely to win them any new fans following its world premiere in Berlin’s Generation section.
Two Little Boys orbits around the abnormally close friendship of Nige (McKenzie) and Deano (Australian comedian Hamish Blake), two socially inept, mullet-wearing New Zealand “bogans” who swill beer, watch porn and generally embody the equivalent of American white trash.

When Nige, the meeker of the two, accidentally runs down and kills a Norwegian backpacker (Filip Berg) one night, he panics and turns to his lifelong friend and protector, Deano. Deano is a psycho bully but he’s also very loyal to Nige, whom he first took under his wing in the schoolyard 15 years previously.

From this point, the film becomes a kind of twisted road trip following the dunderheaded duo’s crude attempts at disposing of the body. As they endlessly dither around the exquisite New Zealand countryside, it becomes clear the film is really about a disintegrating friendship and Nige’s efforts to break free of the emotional stranglehold Deano wields. To this end, Nige has befriended Gav (Maaka Pohatu), a gentle-giant security guard whose very existence infuriates the progressively creepier Deano.

There’s much cursing – the characters use profanity as punctuation – a smattering of warped stoner visions and a slump in momentum as the storyline sputters to a close. McKenzie’s deadpan comic brilliance is left untapped while his character spends an inordinate amount of time having panic attacks and being pulled back from the brink by Deano or Gav.

New Zealand’s south basks in the loving gaze of Jac Fitzgerald’s lens as daylight waxes and wanes over one weekend, and the remote coastline of The Catlins lives up to its claim to be one of the country’s most beautiful. David Long’s score scoots across a head-spinning range of musical styles, from disco to gospel to pan pipes, as it races to keep up with the lurches in tone.

Hmmm :hrm: Not so positive...

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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby nonchalant obsession » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Interesting. I've seen a few critical reviews as well. Nothing wrong with knowledgable folks being constructive with their feedback. :) Maybe they will take this extra time to tinker with the film a bit. This comment concerns me, "McKenzie’s deadpan comic brilliance is left untapped while his character spends an inordinate amount of time having panic attacks and being pulled back from the brink by Deano or Gav." C'mon Robert, you gotta tap that. :wink:
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Venus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:22 pm

Hmm, yeah not a great review from a major website. :hrm:

At least TLB is on another major website's radar, SlashFilm:

Two Little Boys Trailer

This is might be director Robert Sarkies‘ movie but when you have 1/2 of the duo from Flight of the Conchords in your movie, it’s really all about Bret McKenzie.

What I like about this trailer is just how dark it is; it’s not hiding the abject horror of the concept or how it moves from seriously hideous to total hilarity. I’m not sure how it was able to pull that off but the introduction to these two friends and the insane relationship they share was a good start.

The other thing that helps is how the accidental death that McKenzie causes seems more like an afterthought than it does a big deal. It’s comedy on the level of Weekend at Bernie’s but, the difference being, when McKenzie’s friend takes out axe to chop up the body proper there’s no way the comedy should work but it does. Things never get bogged down in morality or mournful reflection and it even takes it up a notch when they start conspiring to kill another friend of theirs after they think this guy could trace back the death to them.

It’s seriously stuck in the morass of feel-good buddy comedy and the evilness of two guys who are planning on killing their friend along with trying to cover up the death of the pedestrian that McKenzie. A comedy of one error after another and it looks like it could go one of two ways: either it completely fails to deliver on the comedy or it totally embraces its absurdist premise and takes it as far as it will go. It looks gonzo enough that perhaps the latter is the case but, at the very least, the trailer gets me interested enough to think that it could be one of the more demented comedies to come out this spring.

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I like how Ryan Shelton, fellow comedian and good friend of Hamish & Andy tweeted about the trailer:
THE ARTIST? Pfft. Wait til u c 'TWO LITTLE BOYS' with Oscar Winner Bret McKenzie & Oscar Watcher Hamish Blake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh0sBqqLzM8 'tis ACE.

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"Oscar Watcher" :lol:

gibbsrus wrote:Just wondering..... have any of you watched any of Hamish and Andy's 'caravan of courage' movies?????

I think you would like them!! I love Hamish and Andy, but must admit that their Gap Year show was a little dissappointing :( Not their best stuff..... I think they were too nervous!!!


From what I've seen of their Caravan of Courage special, it's really good! I must get down to watching all of them. I heard that their upcoming show in Europe will be similar in style to their Caravan of Courage adventures which sounds good to me. :)
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby Nancy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:55 am

"...two guys planning on killing their friend"? That's news. If that's the case, they're not sticking closely to the book after all. :puzzled:
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Re: Bret set to star in the film "Two Little Boys"

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 pm

I think dude from SlashFilm is basing that assumption on the trailer alone. Doesn't sound like he's seen the film.

:lol: @ "Oscar watcher Hamish Blake"
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